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Old 12-12-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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My WH is leaking thru the top element cover...it seems like it's coming from under the foam toward the top. Could it be coming from the anode rod since there is no access to see the anode rod?
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Time for a new WH
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As suggested, it may be time for a new one. Can you please post a couple pictures of the leak. Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:21 PM   #4
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Keep an eye on that bad boy, you're on borrowed time. See the thread on water alarms.
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You can dig away at the insulating foam here and there (starting at openings such as the anode cover) to try to find the leak.

Usually this is too time consuming and troublesome and when you do find the leak that is usually unrepairable so you might as well start shopping for a new water heater now.

If you do dig away at the foam you might hit a nearly rusted through patch that is the source of the leak, and make the leak suddenly much bigger.
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I was thinking replacement as well but wanted to check with the pros in case it was repairable.
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